My mom LOVES sparkles. So when she moved into a new house, I figured it would be a good time to get her some upgraded mugs that reflect her personality. These were really easy to do and I love how they look!
- Plain glass or porcelain mugs (these are from the dollar store)
- Masking tape
- Martha Stewart Decoupage Formula, Gloss Finish
- Paintbrush (these are my favorite)
- Glitter (I really like Martha Stewart glitter but any kind will do)
Step 1: Tape off mug
Use masking tape to tape off the bottom of your mug. Don't forget to tape off the handle as well!
Step 2: Glitterify!
Use a paintbrush to apply decoupage medium below the tape line. While the medium is still wet, generously douse the mug in glitter. I like to do this over a plain white piece of paper so I can collect any unused glitter and put it back in the bottle.
While the decoupage medium is still wet, carefully peel up the masking tape.
Set mugs aside to dry glitter side UP! Allow to dry for about 8 hours or overnight before moving on to step 3.
Step 3: Seal
The next morning after the medium has dried, use your paintbrush to dab a very generous coat of decoupage medium over the glitter. Set aside once again, glitter side up, to dry. Since you used a thick coat, this may take all day. Allow to dry until no traces of white show and mugs are dry to the touch.
Once mugs are dry, paint a thin layer of decoupage medium over the glitter and allow to dry. Repeat 1-2 more times.
Once the last coat of decoupage medium is dry, the mugs need to sit at room temperature for 28 days in order to cure completely and become dishwasher safe. (cutting it close for gift giving time? Try including a note "will be ready to go in the dishwasher on XX date"!)
Step 4: Enjoy!
Because seriously, it's hard to have a bad day while you're drinking from a fancy sparkle mug!
Can't get enough glitter? I made a similar project using a stencil to make glittered heart mason jar mugs. Click the photo below to see that tutorial:
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